‘Stormzy has gone clear’: Video that includes Jose Mourinho, Usain Bolt and Louis Theroux prompts rapturous response | Ents & Arts Information

Stormzy has sparked a rapturous response on-line with the shock launch of a brand new 11-minute music video that includes a plethora of cameos together with Usain Bolt, Jose Mourinho and Louis Theroux.

Mel Made Me Do It’s the rapper’s first solo effort in practically three years and its sharp, twisting rhymes put his songwriting prowess and supply on full present.

Together with no refrain or hook, the shock launch on Thursday night time triggered an immediate outpouring of acclaim on-line and racked up greater than half one million views on YouTube inside hours.

A lot of the preliminary pleasure on social media centered on the looks of Mourinho – and reference to the favored meme of the soccer supervisor’s “if I converse I’m in large hassle” remark.

However there was additionally widespread reward for cameos from an array of pioneers of Black British tradition, together with Gabrielle, Ian Wright, Jazzie B, Malorie Blackman, Trevor Nelson, Dave, JME and a tribute to late SBTV founder Jamal Edwards.

Pic: Stormzy/YouTube

Stormzy opens the monitor with him in a theatre, saying: “I have been the goat for therefore lengthy I assume it isn’t thrilling once I win.

“So after all, they do not like me, I am the king”.

The primary verse additionally features a potential reference to fellow rapper Chip who has launched a sequence of so-called diss tracks geared toward Stormzy.

Stormzy would not namecheck him, merely rhyming: “Aight, inform me why oh why would I reply to him?

“I depart him hanging like Kyrie on the rim, hm”.

Regardless of not being talked about by title, Chip posted a tweet seemingly in response, asking: “Why am I trending.”

Stormzy, Louis Theroux and Dina Asher-Smith Pic: Stormzy/YouTube
Stormzy, Louis Theroux and Dina Asher-Smith Pic: Stormzy/YouTube

The video goes on to function Olympic 100m sprinter Bolt watching a talkshow on TV during which Jonathan Ross and Zeze Millz interview Stormzy alongside Theroux and runner Dina Asher-Smith.

As he sits on the couch saying “We do not inform lies”, Louis Theroux – himself the topic of rap-related meme – chimes in and so they each add the following line: “I believe the youngsters name it no cappin'”.

Later, the video encompasses a shot of Stormzy standing with Mourinho – each holding fingers to their lips – and samples a well-known clip of the previous Chelsea supervisor during which he says: “I choose actually not converse, If I converse I’m in large hassle.”

One other line encompasses a homage to a different member of hip-hop royalty, Lauryn Hill.

“Phrase to Lauryn, I’ll die on this Hill,” says Stormzy, over a pattern of the legendary artist saying “heebie jeebies” from the 1996 Fugees traditional Prepared Or Not.

The reception on social media was nearly common in its reward, with many suggesting the artist had chosen to showcase his skill as a rapper after his large recognition lately drew accusations this had been overshadowed by his standing as a pop star.

Reacting to the video, author and poet Musa Okwonga stated: “Stormzy’s new monitor is unbelievable. He has by no means rhymed this properly. Excellent use of patterns and flows, and that video is a direct traditional. My goodness.”

Common YouTuber Jon Denton stated: “Is that Usain Bolt? Jonathan Ross and Zeze Millz? Oh my god, Stormzy has gone clear. He is gone clear.”

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